"No further actions" to be taken after extensive review of Talladega finish

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Nick DeGroot
By: Nick DeGroot
Oct 27, 2015, 5:21 PM

NASCAR released a statement Tuesday saying that they have completed an extensive review of the finish of the race.

Winner Joey Logano, Team Penske Ford
Matt Kenseth, Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
Restart: Joey Logano, Team Penske Ford leads the first attempt at a Green-White-Checker finish
Dale Earnhardt Jr., Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
Tony Stewart, Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
Restart: Jimmie Johnson, Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet spins

The sanctioning body deemed that the race results are official and the current Chase grid will not be altered.

The post-race review included looking over footage of the finish, team radio transmissions and other downloadable data to ensure the correct finishing order.

There were some frustrated drivers following the race who claimed that Kevin Harvick with an ailing engine intentionally initiated the final wreck in an attempt to end the race and escape elimination from the Chase.

The four drivers who failed to advance into the third round of the Chase were Dale Earnhardt Jr., Matt Kenseth, Ryan Newman, and Denny Hamlin.

NASCAR statement

“NASCAR has worked to review an extensive amount of material from Sunday’s NASCAR race in Talladega including video, team radio transmissions and downloadable data," said David Higdon, Vice President of NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications. "Based on that review, the race results are considered official as we prepare for the upcoming 2015 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Eliminator Round starting Sunday at Martinsville Speedway.

“Post-race inspection is currently being conducted. The five cars at the NASCAR Research & Development Center for post-race inspection are the No. 22 (winner), No. 88 (runner-up), No. 18 (final car qualifying for the Eliminator Round), No. 31 (first car not qualifying for the Eliminator Round) and the No. 98 (random).

“Additionally, aside from today’s post-race inspection, NASCAR has completed review of any other potential penalties from the track this past weekend, and there will be no further actions.”

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